The Purdue North Central baseball team lost a doubleheader to Judson University Tuesday evening in Elgin. The Panthers lost the first game 5-0 and were destroyed in the second game 16-2.
In game one junior Mike Bradley (3-2) went the distance allowing all 5 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits, 2 walks and a hit batsman while striking out 1.
Bradley hurt himself in the 3rd inning by walking the lead-off hitter, hitting the 2nd hitter and then throwing a sacrifice bunt into right field allowing Judson to jump out 2-0. He gave up a 3-run homer in the 6th for the final margin.
The Panther offense was virtually non-existent as they managed a single by senior Nate Hall with 2 outs in the top of the 7th inning for their only hit. Judson's pitcher was dominant as he struck out 6 and walked 3.
In the second game Judson jumped out to a 6-0 lead after 1 inning against senior Tony Hoolehan (4-5) and never looked back. Hoolehan gave up 7 earned runs in 1 inning of work before 5 PNC relievers came on to finish the game. Junior Tim Newman (1 inning) and freshmen Dan Snyder (1.2 innings) and Cody Jansen (1 inning) all had scoreless outings for the Panthers. Junior Chuck Meyers (5 runs in 0 innings) and freshman Jordan Polito (4 runs in 1.1 innings) both struggled.
PNC's only runs came on junior Ched Gaskin's 6th homer of the year in the 5th inning. Gaskin had 3 of PNC's 7 hits.
The Panthers play again this Friday when they host Trinity Christian in a single nine-inning game at 3 p.m.